Michael Formanek The Distance

Michael Formanek - The Rub and Spare Change  Music

Posted by Juma at Feb. 25, 2011
Michael Formanek - The Rub and Spare Change

Michael Formanek - The Rub and Spare Change
EAC > FLAC | tracks | Log + CUE | cover scans | ~400 MB incl. recovery (4 files)
Genre: Jazz, Post-Bop, Modern creative | Label: ECM (ecm 2167) | Year: 2010

ECM debut for Michael Formanek, whose formidable bass has propelled groups from the Mingus Big Band to Tim Berne’s Bloodcount and has backed artists as diverse as Chet Baker and Elvis Costello. A bandleader and composer in his own right, he is heard here with some highly-talented colleagues in an outgoing programme of his own pieces, whose unorthodox constructions set up strong solos and fiery group interaction.
Michael Formanek, Ensemble Kolossus - The Distance (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Michael Formanek, Ensemble Kolossus - The Distance (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 71:19 minutes | 770 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Distance represents a grand creative leap for bassist-composer Michael Formanek, following two widely lauded ECM releases featuring his quartet with Tim Berne, Craig Taborn and Gerald Cleaver. The new album showcases his texturally rich compositions for the dynamic 18-piece big band he has playfully dubbed Ensemble Kolossus. The project saw some of the most distinctive musicians on the New York scene bonding to realize Formaneks epic design, as he re-imagined what a big-band can be. Channeling sounds from the classic to the modern, he also composed for individual soloists in the Ellingtonian tradition.
Bob Degen / Michael Formanek / Bill Stewart ‎– Catability (1998) {Enja}

Bob Degen / Michael Formanek / Bill Stewart ‎– Catability (1998) {Enja}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Scans 200dpi | 367MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 150MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Post-Bop

PA-born pianist Degen has a hell of a resume: in the 60's, he lived in Germany, playing with expatriates Art Farmer & Leo Wright, returned to the USA where he had a trio with Paul Motian & Gary Peacock (unrecorded) and played in Buddy DeFranco's Glenn Miller Band, then returned to Germany & joined Albert Mangelsdorf's group. In '97, he braved Brooklyn to make this fine trio date. The easiest way to sum up Degen's style is a cross between early-to-mid-'70s Bill Evans with late 60's / early '70s McCoy Tyner: full-bodied, two-handed sound and consistently lyrical without ever being predictable. He's at his most Evans-esque on "Ode to Sammy Davis Jr." and recalls Herbie Nichols on "Round Trip". Formanek rules, playing Scott Lafaro to Degen's Evans (though neither are mere knock-offs).
Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/88,2kHz]

Michael Formanek - Small Places (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 71:21 minutes | 1,31 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

'Small Places' is double-bassist/composer Michael Formanek’s follow-up to The Rub and Spare Change, his widely lauded ECM debut as a leader. The new album features the same powerhouse band of longtime confreres, with Formanek in seemingly telepathic league with saxophonist Tim Berne, pianist Craig Taborn and drummer Gerald Cleaver. If anything, Small Places is a step beyond this quartet’s first release, with the compositions and improvisation blending so that a listener is scarcely able to tell where one leaves off and the other begins. Earthy yet atmospheric, this is jazz alive with dark-hued melody and bone-deep rhythms, rich in dynamic possibility and the sound of surprise.
Life's Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow: Lessons from an Epic Friendship That Went the Distance [Audiobook]

Life's Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow: Lessons from an Epic Friendship That Went the Distance [Audiobook] by Susan Lacke
English | February 20th, 2018 | ASIN: B079K2W5J4 | MP3@64 kbps | 3 hrs 35 mins | 100.47 MB
Narrator: Amy McFadden

Susan and Carlos were unlikely friends. She was a young, overweight college professor and a bit of a trainwreck - juggling a divorce, a pack-a-day habit, and hiding empty boxes of wine under her bed. He was her boss, an Ironman triathlete, with life figured out. She was a whiner, he was a hard-ass. He had his shit together, she most assuredly did not.
Life's Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow: Lessons from an Epic Friendship That Went the Distance

Life's Too Short to Go So F*cking Slow: Lessons from an Epic Friendship That Went the Distance by Susan Lacke
English | November 6th, 2017 | ISBN: 1937715655 | 184 pages | EPUB | 1.93 MB

Susan and Carlos were unlikely friends. She was a young, overweight college professor and a bit of a trainwreck―juggling a divorce, a pack-a-day habit, and hiding empty boxes of wine under her bed. He was her boss, an Ironman triathlete, with life figured out. She was a whiner, he was a hard-ass. He had his shit together, she most assuredly did not.
Going the Distance: Impulse für die Interkulturelle Qualitative Sozialforschung (Repost)

Going the Distance: Impulse für die Interkulturelle Qualitative Sozialforschung By Richard Bettmann
2013 | 313 Pages | ISBN: 3658008709 | PDF | 2 MB
Michael Head - The Magical World of the Strands (1997) Expanded Reissue 2015

Michael Head - The Magical World of the Strands (1997) Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 356 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans ~ 87 Mb | 00:58:04
Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock, Chamber Pop | Label: Megaphone | # CDMEGA 24

Michael Head, former frontman of the Pale Fountains and current co-leader along with his brother John – who is also a Strand – of Brit pop outfit Shack, turns in a stellar chamber pop performance with Magical World of the Strands. Head, who is no stranger to either classy, baroque pop or neo-psychedelia, has composed an album of gorgeously illustrated songs that are lushly orchestrated by a standard rock quartet augmented by a flutist (Leslie Roberts) and a string quartet. The result is an album that, while little known, is a classic, a masterpiece of modern chamber pop.
Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Adiós Señor Pussycat (2017)

Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band - Adiós Señor Pussycat (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 256.15 Mb + 24.06 Mb (Scans) | 44:19
Pop Rock | Country: UK | Label: Violette Records - VIO-021-CD

Michael William “Mick” Head (born 24 November 1961), is an English singer-songwriter and musician from Liverpool, England. He is most famous as the lead singer and songwriter for Shack and the Pale Fountains, both of which also feature his younger brother John Head. Though the band never achieved mainstream success, they have a strong following and NME have described him as “a lost genius and among the most gifted British songwriters of his generation.” After touring for a while with childhood heroes Love, Head went on to form Michael Head & The Strands, again with brother John on guitar. In 1997, they released the critically acclaimed album The Magical World of the Strands. 2008 was a relatively quiet one for Head, starting with Shack being part of Liverpool, The Musical, which was part of the European City of Culture celebrations and ending with another new venture, Michael Head & The Red Elastic Band.

The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at Nov. 29, 2017
The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design

The Brand Gap: How to Bridge the Distance Between Business Strategy and Design by Marty Neumeier
English | 2005 | ISBN: 0321348109 | 208 Pages | PDF | 7.2 MB

The Brand Gap is the first book to present a unified theory of brand-building.